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I hate going to the cinema, the sound is too loud and they stink of junk food. This place was so... read more

Reviewed February 9, 2019
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Quaint and traditional

Such a lovely experience. Friendly staff, a small bar (and you can take alcohol into watch the... read more

Reviewed February 7, 2019
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The REX is an art-deco gem of a small town cinema from the 1920's. 130 Seats with digital projection and sound but with a period ambience. The REX is owned by the Purbeck Film Charitable Trust and run by a team of enthusiastic and knowledgeable...more
14 West Street, Wareham BH20 4JX, England
+44 1929 552778
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Reviewed February 9, 2019 via mobile

I hate going to the cinema, the sound is too loud and they stink of junk food. This place was so different. Friendly, small and the building is beautifully restored. My visit was a complete joy, I really enjoyed the film and the ambiance. The...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 7, 2019

Such a lovely experience. Friendly staff, a small bar (and you can take alcohol into watch the film), fun local adverts and a cosy feeling. Great to support the independents - much better experience than going to the big venues

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

This is a lovely, old fashioned cinema experience, we love seeing films here and feel as if we have gone back to the time before eating popcorn, hotdogs and sweets was an essential whilst watching the film..... Staff are very friendly, facilities as good as...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Pam M
REX_Wareham, Manager at The Rex Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded December 15, 2018

Thank you for your kind comments, we are pleased that you enjoy visiting us. We are very lucky to have a large team of volunteers who keep the cinema going 362 days of the year to whom we are most grateful. We are hoping in...More

Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Is lovely very good to leave in Wareham and have a cinema you don't have to think about drive and parking when you go to the cinema. Fantastic ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Lovely little cinema, kept going by band of volunteers. Small bar where you can buy a drink & take it with you to watch the film. Stair lift enables disabled access. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Mandy P
Reviewed September 24, 2018

This really takes you back to your childhood in the nicest possible way. It's run by volunteers all of whom are very enthusiastic and friendly. It's one of the main locations for the annual Purbeck Film Festival, showing a series of old favourites and foreign...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Philip H
REX_Wareham, Manager at The Rex Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2018

Thank you for your kind and positive feedback, we are very pleased to know that members of our audience value our treasured cinema and that the hearing loop is very effective. We are run almost entirely by a team of dedicated volunteers with a passion...More

Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

We love the Rex, every time we are in the area we always pay a visit irrespective of what is showing. Lovely friendly staff and it has to be unique in that the local advertisements are brilliant and a pre-film treat!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank stevehender
Reviewed August 14, 2018

This cinema was built in 1889 and the last gas lit cinema in the country. The cinema is part of a charitable trust and run by volunteers who make you feel very welcome. There is a bar and the atmosphere is very sociable with people...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Belinda K
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely little cinema, I love how different it is, it's so in keeping with the town, the volunteers that run it are friendly and helpful, it's also more affordable.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Faye B
Reviewed June 12, 2018

It`s a sheer delight and novelty to visit a cinema caught in a time warp. Yes, how it used to be. It is a credit to Wareham and its volunteers that this traditional building survives and shows not only current films but selected oldies and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank jacqueline p
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Andy M
February 14, 2017|
Response from Julie S |
Hi We are showing Hacksaw Ridge until 16 February and then there is a matinee of La La Land on Friday, 17 Feb. We then close for the Rex Players show, reopening on Sunday 26 February with Jackie. Thanks
Andy M
February 14, 2017|
Response from Lanc56 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry couldn't say, I think they are on the internet but we just walk to it when holidaying in the area. There is only one screen though so not much choice but they do show new films